Dr. Laura A. Wheeler Fiscal Research Program School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
The state of Virginia’s recent action to reduce the property tax on motor vehicles has generated interest in several states, including Georgia. Currently, 28 states tax motor vehicles; in 12 states the tax is imposed by local governments, while in 16 the state imposes a uniform tax.
I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation. For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work. As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature. We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us. To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)